Air Bearings

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Most things that turn, do so on bearings.  Over the years, much attention has been paid to the bearing.  The basic ball bearing has been mastered to reduce…

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Dassault’s CATIA Announces “Creativity in 3D” Contest

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dassault Systèmes CATIA announces a creativity contest for confirmed and amateur designers, Creativty in 3D. Like clay modelers or sculptors, designers can use 3D software for live, intuitive…

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Six degrees of freedom and high precision

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Parallel kinematics (PKM) precision positioning systems have many advantages over serial kinematics stages, such as lower inertia, improved dynamics, smaller package size and higher stiffness. Hexapods, a type…

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The Future of R&D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The US Government has been tracking R&D spending since 1950.  It’s one of many metrics for measuring US economic health.  R&D is forward looking.  Generally, investing in research…

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Why plain bearings were the right choice for de-burring machine

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The product: A de-burring system that removes burrs from hobbed gears. The system consists of drives, robot with grinding tool attachment and brushing stations. The need: a linear…

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CUI Launches Updated Website for AMT Encoder Series

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TUALATIN, OR – CUI Inc announced that it has launched a new version of amtencoder.com, a website dedicated to their proprietary AMT modular encoder series. The site now…

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Personal CNC?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

There has been a thread going through my mind involving the general field of machinery.   The design of specialty machinery requires a great many disciplines, truly a mechatronic…

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EPSON Robots introduces New EPSON G1 Mini SCARA Robots

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Carson, CA – EPSON Robots introduces the new EPSON G1 Mini SCARA Robots. Leading the industry with best in class cycle rates, precision assembly and motion range, EPSON…

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New System Simultaneously Corrects Tool Position for 5-axis Machine Tools

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Traditional piecemeal compensation of one axis at a time does not consider axis kinematic relationships and their effect on volumetric accuracy, an ability needed to meet today’s higher…

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20% Wind Power?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The DOE has published a 248 page document “20% by 2030″ providing a technical background of wind power and a roadmap for creating 20% wind energy supply in…

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